Akshay Kumar who is known for in Bollywood for his stunts, on Wednesday brightened the launch event of his upcoming reality show “Dare 2 Dance” by rapping the title song, which is written by him. His rap was catchy, but Akshay thinks otherwise.
Being dapper suited booted, Akshay entered the stage while rapping like a professional with the audio of the song playing in the background. He did a little jig with two contestants of the show as well.
“I consider myself a bad singer. These guys (the channel officials) wanted someone with a ‘besura awaaz’ (tuneless voice), so I had no choice but to do it,” he quipped.
Akshay, who is the host and mentor on the show, says he felt a strong connect with “Dare 2 Dance” as it mixes the two worlds of dance and adventure. That’s why he went out of his way to ensure that it had an edge over other reality shows.
Ajit Thakur, executive vice president and general manager of channel Life OK, which will air the show starting Saturday, said when he took the idea of doing a dance-based reality show in a studio to Akshay, the actor gave an innovative suggestion: “Don’t have a set!”
“He took the show to a different level. We started with something small, and he has made it so big,” Thakur said.
Akshay said: “I didn’t want the stage to be on the floor. I wanted it to be in mid-air, underwater, on ice…I wanted to see how to make this show different.”
The “Dare 2 Dance” team gave a glimpse of what’s in store in the show, which was shot in the picturesque landscapes of Cape Town in South Africa. Two of the contestants even displayed their dancing talent live during the launch.
He says it’s the first-of-its-kind show in the world, and that he’ll be glad if it is ever adapted internationally.
“I’ll be very proud if somebody from the international world calls up the channel’s team to say ‘We want to buy the rights of this show’. I’ll honestly be very proud,” Akshay said at the show’s launch here on Wednesday.